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    Default "Out of memory. Please free some memory, then choose retry."



    So how do I solve this?
    XD
    Get more RAM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post

    So how do I solve this?
    XD
    Get more RAM?
    Why do I get a an error message that says "Smartheap Library out of memory. Please free some memory, then choose retry" when I run an overlay operation?

    Smartheap is a program used by the Windows operating system to manage random access memory (RAM). This message means that all of the available RAM memory has been used up. Potential fixes are to add more RAM or to reduce the size of the input and overlay themes.
    Out-of-memory errors on Windows
    SmartHeap has no upper limit on how much memory it can manage, so the limit will be that set by the OS. Typically, though, the allocation process wastes some address space, and a process will run out of address space before (sometimes well before) the heap manager has stored 2 GB of data/objects. At that point you get an Out of Memory error.

    If you have an extremely large memory pool (more than 128 MB), or if your application is so large (hundreds of megabytes) that address space is short, you should set the SmartHeap page size to 64K. This will minimize wastage of address space. The default SmartHeap page size in Win32 is 16 K. See the SmartHeap Programmer's Guide and other entries in this FAQ for additional info. Note that the page size is a per pool value,

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    I think I'm switching to Windows XP Pro x64 later today.
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    I can't add more RAM. All my 4 slots are being used by 1GB sticks each already.

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    I try to run XP as lean as I can get it-by disabling unnecessary services, disabling system restore for all drives, disable indexing, disable hibernate, going in and setting virtual memory manually to a reasonable permanent amount, disabling the visual effects I don't care about.

    In addition to that I usually do some tweaking in two areas of the registry:

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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Session Manager\Memory Management

    You can look here for info on some of the settings:

    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kba...arameters.html

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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\SubSystems and look it the right pane for "Windows"

    This area is covered by http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126962

    Not sure how much of the workarounds I use to free or increase memory still apply with Windows Vista.
    Last edited by rabidfuzzybunny; 10-22-2006 at 07:41 PM.

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    No no no, the issue here isn't that I lack RAM. It's that the application has detected too much RAM and has decided to use more than 2GB when Windows XP x86 can only allocate 2GB max.

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    For some reason I thought you might be running Windows 2000 Pro or XP Pro, which I believe could work with up to 4 gigs.

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    Win XP Pro x86 was able to detect 4GB until SP2 and limited it to 3GB.

 

 

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